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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Aug 1, 2011 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why Don't You Like the 80's?

I didn't really get into this music until about 5 years ago, and the first stuff I discovered was from the early 70's.

That kind of spoiled me.

Now, I'm far from an expert on any era of the band, but after listening to a lot of 71-74 and 77, everything in the 80's just seemed...weak?

Ok, I can't say everything...those Radio City Music Hall performances were pretty damn good (and I'm sure there were others).

Maybe it's the contrast in performances that make it hard for me to stomach the 80's?

Ok, more specific...

Brett's keyboard sounds. Ugh.
Drums/Space- I know lots of folks love it, I can't stand it
Two Drummers-Takes up too much sonic space
Guitar tones weren't pleasing
Bob started hit talking/singing hybrid
The songs didn't interest me
Everyone seemed to be going through the motions.

That's my rather uneducated opinion :)